Welcome to Ochre Restaurant

Cairns dining at its best

Ochre Restaurant is the most highly awarded restaurant and catering company in Cairns.Ochre Catering delivers quality functions throughout North Queensland for conferences, corporate events, weddings and special occasions around Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

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Port Douglas Carnivale Longest Lunch – May 24th 2019

Following on with the successful formula of 2017 and 2018, Ochre is again catering and managing the Port Doublas Carnival Longest Lunch, set in the beautiful Rex Smeal Park under the palms and overlooking the Coral Sea

A sumptuous four course menu with matching wine and welcome drinks will be served, featuring local produce from the surrounding tropics.

Enjoy this exclusive event with a group of friends and sit back, relax and be entertained by Spielgletent performers and DJ Bart, and enjoy some lawn games. The event will continue after 3.30pm until 5.30pm with cash bar and smooth tunes to groove to.


Beer and sparkling wine on arrival

4 course  menu with matching wines and local cheese and fruit station

  • Barramundi numus – pickled mango, coconut and sunrise lime
  • Cajun tuna and prawn – smoked tomato and avodado salsa
  • Morganbury beef tenderloin and braised beef cheek – citrus mash, heirloom vegetables, Daintree vanilla and wattle seed jus
  • Davidson plum mousse – macadamia paccoca, coconut and lemon myrtle ice cream
  • Gallo and Mungalli cheese and seasonal fruit station


Opening hours

Open 7 days

Lunch: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Bar Snacks: 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Call now: +61 7 40510100



Dining at Ochre Restaurant is like a virtual tour through the culinary delights of Australia. With a dedication to local produce and experience like no other in crafting native foraged ingredients into modern exciting cuisine, Ochre Restaurant offers a range of exquisite dishes, specialising in sustainable Australian regional produce, for tourists and locals alike.



Ochre Catering has a clear focus on providing the best concept catering in North Queensland, with some amazing themed events and functions under our belt, we are looking forward to assisting event planners in creating a unique event that will provide delegates and participants with a truly memorable experience.



Ochre Restaurant and Catering has extensive experience in providing quality wedding catering and wedding planning services, our attention to detail is faultless, service friendly and professional, and assistance in planning your special day practical and efficient. We cater to an average of 40 weddings per year.


The Team Leaders


The Boss

Since opening Ochre in 1994, owner, director and chef Craig Squire has been dedicated to creating the ultimate Modern Australia food experience – from opening his first restaurant at just 21 years of age, with a loan from his uncle, to an international restaurant consultant in demand across the globe. Craig loves the new location and looks forward to welcoming you.


General Manager

General Manager Carley leads by example, dedicated and hard working she is constantly striving for the best in service and guest experience.Contact her for your wedding and restaurant enquiries.


Head Chef

Passionate and creative, Luis loves his food nearly as much as his daughter. A great leader for our tight kitchen team Luis started in 2005 as a young cook after completing his apprenticeship. A few years off for travel he came back with a commitment to leading and training. Proud of his Chilean heritage but very much an Aussie, Pity his footy team (Carlton) are so hopeless.